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Insurers Hire a Liberal Congresswoman to Lead Their Newest Phony Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The health insurance industry took advantage of Washington's infamous revolving door last week when it named former Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania, perceived by many to be a liberal Democrat, as the face of its latest K Street-operated front group.

Does The Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Race Signal a Paradigm Shift in Politics?

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Career politicians beware. If the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary race for Governor is any indication, the normal rules for politics are a-changing. T...

Allyson Schwartz Defeat Signals Significant Roadblocks Ahead for Women Candidates

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Time to ignore the speed limit and speed around the roadblocks, girlfriends.

Rep Defeated In Gubernatorial Dem Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) lost the Democratic nomination in the race to challenge Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to Tom Wolf, the Associated Press ...

Tom Wolf Wins Race To Challenge Tom Corbett

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Tom Wolf has won the Democratic nomination in the race to challenge Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, the Associated Press reports. Wolf defeated Rep....

Tom Wolf Wins Race To Challenge Tom Corbett

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Businessman Tom Wolf handily won the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to unseat Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, the Associated Press reports. ...

Voters Head To The Polls In Pennsylvania

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Major races are taking place in the Pennsylvania primary elections on Tuesday. Pennsylvania is one of six states holding elections on May 20. T...

Dem Gov Candidate Admits Parts Of Policy Platform Were Plagiarized

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Democrat and businessman Tom Wolf, who is running for governor in Pennsylvania, admitted that parts of his "Fresh Start" policy plan aren't exactly fr...

These Democrats Aren't Running Away From Obamacare In Their Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

While some Democrats are advertising their resistance to the Affordable Care Act, others, such as Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), are embracing the hea...

Samantha Lachman

Philadelphia Doctor Touts Obamacare In Campaign For Congress | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh readily discusses the merits of the Affordable Care Act -- an uncommon stance for a political outsider running for a House seat in...

Luke Johnson

This Is What Happened When A Corporate Democratic Group Took On Elizabeth Warren | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) resigned as honorary co-chair of the centrist group Third Way on Thursday, in part because of a December o...

Local Races Could Swing Congress

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jonathan Tamari and Chris Palmer | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the Philadelphia suburbs, where congressional incumbents swept to victory in 2012, change is coming. Three of the area's members of ...

Republican Governor Is Trailing His Democratic Challengers

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is trailing most of his possible Democratic challengers, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Rep. All...

Zach Carter

'I Would Not Consider Myself A Third Way Type Of Candidate' | Zach Carter | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

Daylin Leach, a Democrat running to replace outgoing Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) distanced himself from the centrist think-tank Third Way on Wednesd...

The Democrats' 'Third Way' Quarrel Could Change Your Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.

Luke Johnson

Democratic Candidate Signed Onto Bill Expanding Social Security After Third Way Panned It | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) signed on as a cosponsor to a bill to increase Social Security benefits one day after a centrist Democrati...

Women, The Glass Cliff, And Defying the Odds

Barbara Lee | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Barbara Lee

The glass cliff is defined as companies tapping women leaders in times of crisis, when the odds are stacked against anyone's success. Marissa Mayer taking the reins at Yahoo is the most recent and high-profile example. The experience isn't specific to women in business, however.

Allyson Schwartz Picks Up Key Endorsement In Pennsylvania Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emily's List made its first official foray into 2014 gubernatorial politics Thursday by formally endorsing Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.)...

Chelsea Clinton Relative May Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

One day after Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) announced she was mounting a 2014 run for Pennsylvania governor, a notable name has emerged as a possible ...

Amanda Terkel

Women's Issues May Become Central In Pennsylvania Governor's Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) has officially announced that she'll be challenging first-term Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) in 2014, ...

Friday Talking Points -- Run It Up the Flagpole

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The "right to privacy" goes back further than Roe v. Wade. It actually stretches back to another Supreme Court case -- Griswold v. Connecticut. Remind people what this means.

We Want Weiner: 5 Reasons and Slogans for Weiner Support

Katie Halper | Posted 08.10.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper


PA-Sen: The Potential Democratic Primary Pool

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Both Specter and Toomey will spend the bulk of their resources just to get through the primary, leaving the eventual Republican nominee financially near-broke, having to re-build a bankroll from almost scratch.